November 2009

The electric acid test

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NISSAN_EV6Will 2010 be the year Oregon finally realizes its green dream of being a national market for highway-ready electric vehicles?

 

PDX bicycle boom races through the recession

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

IMG_7097If you think Portland has gone to the bicyclists, just wait until 2030.

 

From ranch to runway

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

0X4Q1358In front of a crowd of black-clad urbanites sitting in the dark, rancher Jeanne Carver told her “sunlight story.”

 

Visitors hit attractions

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Many of Oregon’s top attractions have seen their visitor numbers increase over the last year despite the bad economy.

 

Got milk glut? Dairies struggle

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oregon dairy farmers have been losing money since the financial crisis drove down milk prices last fall.

 

Greens take aim at PGE's Boardman plant

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

_GO_1440Coal generates just 22% of the electricity in the Pacific Northwest, but it is responsible for 87% of greenhouse gas emissions from the regional power grid. Given those numbers, it was only a matter of time before environmental groups took aim at Portland General Electric’s Boardman coal plant, the largest source of greenhouse gases in the state.

 

How Oregon taxes stack up

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A survey of other states’ taxes shows that while Oregon’s corporate income tax hike is far from radical, other changes make Oregon’s taxes look more extreme.

 
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"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."

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